– Fall 2021 –


Course Cancellation | Payment for tuition and fees is due before classes begin. Please log in to your student account to check balances and make payments.

August 25 by 5 PM › If payment has not been resolved, courses will be removed from Canvas, meal plans will be suspended, and you will be removed from housing.

Full Time

$ 4,095.00

Per Semester– Undergraduate (12–19 hours) | $4,095.00*
– Graduate (9–13 hours) | $4,095.00*

Part Time

$ 341.00 to 455.00

Per Credit Hour– Undergraduate | $341*
– Graduate | $455*
– iMBA | $519*

*Special course fees may apply in addition to the rate referenced above.

Full-time student $60; part-time undergraduate $5 per hour; and part-time graduate $6.67 per hour.

Full-time student $25; part-time undergraduate $2.08 per hour; and part-time graduate $2.78 per hour.


MAY 2021

1 – Entering freshmen/transfer student scholarship deadline (fall semester)

JULY 2021

21 – Preferred admissions deadline


15 – Fall residence halls open at 1 PM. Dining hall opens at 4 PM
16 – Night Classes begin.
17 – Day Classes begin. 100% tuition refund for withdrawal period begins.
Late registration begins. ($25 late fee applied to registration on or after this date.) Begin issuing refund checks.
20 – Last day a residential meal plan may be adjusted/changed.
25 – Payment for late registration due at 5 PM. If payment has not been resolved, courses will be removed from Canvas, meal plans will be suspended, and you will be removed from housing. Last day to add class.
30 – 100% tuition refund for withdrawal period ends.
31 – Grades go into effect (W or F) when dropping courses. Students must use drop form on or after this day. 100% tuition refund for withdrawal period ends.


1 – No shows reported by faculty. No-show courses will be dropped from student schedule and a $50 fee will be charged for each.
6 – Labor Day Holiday
7 – Class resume
15 – State scholarship deadline for 2021-22 school year.


1 – Fall 2020 late graduation application deadline
11 – Midterm grades reported by faculty by 12 PM. Fall break begins.
12 – Fall break ends
26 – Last day to withdraw from a course.


1 – Spring graduation application deadline
Early Spring and Winter Intersession semester
registration begins.
24 – Thanksgiving holidays begin
26 – Thanksgiving holidays end


2 – Fall examination begin
7 – Fall examination end
10 – Residence halls close at 5 PM.Commencement
13 – Final grades posted by 12 PM



Registration Assurance
Payment in full or successful enrollment in the university’s deferred payment plan is REQUIRED to reserve your class selections. It is your responsibility to ensure financial aid or third-party payments that are expected to cover all charges and fees are properly noted and paid to your student account before payment due dates for the term. Failure to pay all outstanding tuition and fees by payment due dates will result in your classes being cancelled.
Aid Funds Paid to Student Accounts
Grants, scholarships, and loans will pay to student accounts beginning three days prior to the start of the semester. All financial aid requirements must be completed before funds will pay.
Direct Deposit/Refund Checks
If the amount of the financial aid paid to your student account exceeds your total charges, a refund will be issued through direct deposit or a refund check. Refund checks will be produced and mailed starting Aug. 17, 2021. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit to expedite the delivery of their refund. Account balance and refund information can be viewed through myDSU Online Services. Questions about refunds should be referred to Student Business Services.


Application Process
You must complete the 2021–22 FAFSA at Mississippi students should also apply for state financial aid at Notifications regarding documentation needed in the Financial Aid office will be sent as soon as a FAFSA form is received. Forms can be found online at Return all completed forms to the Financial Aid Office in Kent Wyatt Hall, Room 144, by July 1 to avoid being included in the Aug. 25 class cancellation (purge).


Application Process
Complete the application at, and pay a $75 application fee at Student Business Services.
Refund of Living Expenses

A resident student withdrawing from the residence hall will receive a refund of room and board charges as follows:
• 1st day through 10th day: 75%
• 11th day through 20th day: 50%
• 21st day through 25th day: 25%
• After 25th day: 0%


All official university communication will be sent to your OkraMail email account. Please check it often for updates and announcements.